Iopidine Eye Dropsand/or alternativesChemical Ingredient: Apraclonidine Hydrochloride
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Generic medications are significantly discounted copies of brand name medication that have the same active ingredients, intended use, dosage, side effects, effects, and route of administration as the original brand name medication. In other words, generic medications have the same pharmacological effects as their brand-name counterparts. Over half of all prescribed medications are for generic medications.
0.5% Eye Solution/Drops
No generic is available for Iopidine 0.5%.
- Manufactured by Alcon Canada Inc.
- Product of Canada • Shipped from Canada
- Prescription Required
No generic is available for Iopidine 0.5%.
Iopidine Eye Drops Drug Information
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Iopidine Drug Information
Iopidine Eye Drops Overview
Apraclonidine is used along with other medications to treat serious high pressure inside the eye (glaucoma) for a short time (e.g., 1 month) to help delay or prevent the need for eye surgery. Decreasing high pressure inside the eye may help to prevent decreased vision or blindness. Apraclonidine is thought to work by decreasing the amount of fluid within the eye.
How to Use Iopidine Eye Drops
Iopidine Eye Drops is given as an eye drop, usually 3 times daily or as directed by your doctor. If you are wearing contact lenses, remove them before using eye drops. Wait at least 15 minutes before replacing your contact lenses. To apply eye drops, wash your hands first. To avoid contamination, be careful not to touch the dropper tip or let it touch your eye or any other surface. Tilt your head back, look up, and pull down the lower eyelid to make a pouch. Hold the dropper directly over your eye and place 1 drop into the pouch. Release the eyelid and gently close your eyes. Place one finger at the corner of your eye (near the nose) and apply gentle pressure for 1 to 2 minutes. This will prevent the medication from draining out. Try not to blink and do not rub your eye. Repeat these steps for your other eye if so directed or if your dose is for more than 1 drop. Remove extra solution around the eye with a tissue and wash your hands to remove any medicine that may be on them. If you are using another kind of eye medication (e.g., drops or ointments), wait at least 5 minutes before using the other medication. Use eye drops before ointments to allow the eye drops to enter the eye. Dosage of Iopidine Eye Drops is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Do not increase your dose or use it more frequently than prescribed. When used for an extended time, Iopidine Eye Drops may not work as well and may require different dosing. Your doctor will monitor your progress with regular eye exams.
Iopidine Eye Drops Precautions
Before using apraclonidine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to clonidine; or if you have any other allergies. Iopidine Eye Drops may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Iopidine Eye Drops, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,blood vessel disease (e.g., cerebrovascular disease, Raynaud's disease), high blood pressure, heart problems (e.g., recent heart attack), kidney disease, mental/mood disorders (e.g., depression). After you apply Iopidine Eye Drops, your vision may become temporarily blurred or unstable. Iopidine Eye Drops may also rarely make you dizzy or drowsy. Alcohol or marijuana (cannabis) can make you more dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness or clear vision until you can do it safely. Limit alcoholic beverages. Talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana (cannabis). During pregnancy, Iopidine Eye Drops should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known whether Iopidine Eye Drops passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Iopidine Eye Drops Misdose
If you miss a dose of Iopidine Eye Drops, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Use your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Iopidine Eye Drops Interactions
Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first. Taking MAO inhibitors with Iopidine Eye Drops may cause a serious (possibly fatal) drug interaction. Avoid taking MAO inhibitors (isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue, moclobemide, phenelzine, procarbazine, rasagiline, safinamide, selegiline, tranylcypromine) during treatment with Iopidine Eye Drops. Most MAO inhibitors should also not be taken for two weeks before treatment with Iopidine Eye Drops. Ask your doctor when to start or stop taking Iopidine Eye Drops. Before receiving Iopidine Eye Drops, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use,beta blockers (e.g., atenolol, metoprolol), high blood pressure medications, tricyclic antidepressants (e.g., amitriptyline, nortriptyline). Check the labels on all your medicines (e.g., cough-and-cold products) because they may contain ingredients that may cause drowsiness. Ask your pharmacist about using those products safely. This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using Iopidine Eye Drops, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.
Iopidine Eye Drops Side Effects
What are Iopidine Eye Drops side effects?
Side effects are physical, mental or emotional symptoms which occur in addition to or outside of the desired effect of a therapeutic treatment such as an over-the-counter or prescribed drug or medication. Side effects from Iopidine Eye Drops may occur at the beginning or at the end of treatment and may also depend on the length of time an individual remains on the treatment. Side effects, also known as adverse effects, are generally more likely to occur when starting treatment. Individuals may also experience side effects from Iopidine Eye Drops as a result of an interaction with other medications.
Side Effects of Iopidine Eye Drops
The side effects of Iopidine Eye Drops may vary in number and intensity for many different reasons. Factors such as age, weight, gender and ethnicity may influence the side effects of Iopidine Eye Drops. Also, an individual’s state of general physical health and seriousness of the disease or illness as well as an increase or decrease in dosage may lead to side effects. Further, side effects from Iopidine Eye Drops may also occur as a result of an interaction with certain herbal supplements, foods or drinks.
Prescription drug side effects can be serious and may cause patients to stop the treatment. However, when side effects from the use of a prescription drug, such as Iopidine Eye Drops, do occur a patient should consult their physician. A physician may prescribe an additional treatment in order to control the symptoms or an adjustment in the dosage may be made. In addition, changes to diet, exercise or other lifestyle activities may help to lessen the side effects of Iopidine Eye Drops.
By understanding side effects and the factors which may influence the occurrence of side effects patients are empowered to take an active role in their care. Patients who have specific questions about the side effects of Iopidine Eye Drops, or any other medication, should contact their physician. General information about Iopidine Eye Drops and the side effects associated with Iopidine Eye Drops are described in the following:
Common Iopidine Eye Drops Side Effects
- eye tearing
- ocular redness
- Ocular Itching
- ocular discomfort
- conjunctival hyperemia
Less Frequent Iopidine Eye Drops Side Effects
- ocular inflammation
Rare or Very Rare Iopidine Eye Drops Side Effects
- blurred vision
- visual changes
- infiltrate of cornea
- disorder of cornea
- corneal erosion
- eyelid retraction
- eyelid edema
- ocular discharge
- cardiac arrhythmia
- contact dermatitis
- peripheral edema
- facial edema
- chest pain
- vagal reflex bradycardia
- orthostatic hypotension
- corneal staining
- conjunctival blanching
- dry eye
- ocular crusting
- Dry Nose
- general weakness
- headache disorder
- Foreign Body Sensation of Eye
- Acute Abdominal Pain
- Dream Disorder
Iopidine Eye Drops Storage
Store between 36-80 degrees F (2-27 degrees C) away from light. Do not freeze. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard Iopidine Eye Drops when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.
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